Dave has a demonstrated track record in handling complex cases for over 25 years. He is pro-active, and client oriented. He will not hesitate to prepare and try a case to verdict, but will pursue settlement when that is in his client's best interests. Unlike many civil litigators, Dave’s focus is on solving problems
, not grinding out discovery and taking an endless number of depositions. He works with clients to identify clear goals in litigation, and to then implement specific plans to reach those particular goals.
In the last three years, Dave has, among other representations:
- Obtained a seven figure judgment after a trial to the court on behalf of a minority shareholder in a closely held company who had been improperly “squeezed out” of his position by a former partner (Polk County, Iowa)
- Settled a claim for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and copyright infringement, seeking over one hundred million dollars on the eve of trial for less than the costs of trial (S.D. Iowa)
- Obtained a seven figure settlement from one defendant, thereafter obtaining a seven figure verdict against another defendant in a complex construction / engineering malpractice matter (Woodbury County, Iowa)
- Obtained a directed verdict on some claims, followed by a jury verdict on all remaining claims in a case against a developer for fraud and creation of a nuisance relative to sales of condominiums in Florida (West Palm Beach, Florida, State Court)